thb (608) - Alberta, - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark for an IPA and very cloudy. half inch or so of creamy head. Aromas of caramel, citrus in balance. Fresh cut grass. A couple months of age may have dulled the aroma. Side by side with the centennial version of this, this is mighty bitter. Really all-over puckering sharp bitterness.
dasdan (131) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Amber body with large white head. Nice fruity , malt aroma and medium bitter taste. ***
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark golden with a fizzy white head. Caramel grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with a clean citrus finish. Quite good.
PriorL (252) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle. Blind tasting of all 19 Mikkeller Hop Series beers.
Appearance: amber beer, stable white head.
Taste: quite fruity, citrus in the taste again. Lots of grapefruit.
Leighton (6913) - London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - I don’t exactly recall where or when. Pours clear, bright copper-gold with a large, frothy white foam head. Dried citrus in the nose, some toasty biscuits, faint caramel and dirt. Medium sweet flavor with juicy melon, mango, orange, light pine, bubblegum, some dirt and grass. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Quick sticky and resinous to finish, with more melon, lingering grass, light boozy warmth, some further dirt and caramel, toast and bubblegum. One of the better beers I’ve had from this series.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Yet another in the line up of great beers from Mikkeller. Strong in the mouth with great flavour and aroma. Big bold and ballsy.
Holmen1 (1073) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Humle i Annen mars-13, den åttende av de i alt 19: aroma av tørket frukt og gress (og karamell - fra malten?). En fast og bestemt smak med engelsk bittermarmelade. IBU 114, og her merkes det.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is dried fruit, grass, caramel. Taste is bitter marmelade, maltsweetness, lovely bitterbalance trough the whole taste. (From tasting of all Hop series Cardinal 11. March)
daje (1289) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, september 15th 2012. Hazy dark orange body, medium white lasting head. Spicy citrus and pine aroma with caramel. Hoppy taste of grass and herbs, light fruity, malt sweetness which disappears in the swallow. Good hoppy bitterness, floral and piney aftertaste. A good single hop strain.
mansquito (2492) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 33cl ($3): Pours a murky light brown with an off-white head. Aroma is bitter orange peel, earth, and a hint of pine. Taste is quite bitter, with high amounts of astringency and an aftertaste that lingers for a bit. The citrus is uncompromising and sharp. Nothing is really mellow in this beer. I like it good enough though.
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Orange colour with a creamy white head with perfect duration and nice lacework. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange and resins. Flavor is strong bittery with a long duration on palate, notes of resins, orange peel and malty. The final has a strong bitterness invading mouth and nose.